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Lincoln Coach Settles into Temporary Home
The Lincoln Coach has found a new place to call home — at least for the time being.

Doctor has a Love for Helping Animals
Jamesburg Veterinary Hospital has already been inundated with patients since its opening.

State Bill Would Limit Library Funding Hikes
Mayor, council say mandated increases are taking toll on boro.

Setting the Agenda: Jamesburg Organizations Prepare for a Busy 2008
Many borough groups are reflecting back and looking ahead.

Keeping Cupboard's Shelves Full
The Deacons Food Cupboard continues to feed the needy in 2008.

District Seeking Piano for School
Jamesburg school administrators looking for donations.

Legislation Targets Library Cap
Jamesburg council favors Greenstein bill; some library board members don't.

LaMantia, Dems win Election
Incumbent Democrats held onto all four seats on the governing body.

Jamesburg Borough Hopefuls Face Off
Four seats at stake.

Historic Mansion Facing Repairs
Lakeview Mansion closed in Jamesburg.

New School Chief Ready for New Challenges
Gail Verona ready for first school year as Jamesburg superintendent.

Retiring Chief Lauded for Improving Force
Karkoska is expected to be succeeded by acting chief Horvath.

State Grant Helps Pedestrian Safety
Borough, school distrct to receive funding.

State May Help Borough Out of Library Crisis
Jamesburg holds off on referendum to close library…for now.

Borough Cuts Back on Garbage, Bulk Pickups
Council cuts back on garbage pickup to trim budget.

Borough Nixes Vote on Library
Council voted 5-1 to not cut library funding.

Council Picks Acting Chief
Horvath to replace Karkoska.

State Blamed for Hike in Municipal Tax Hike
Jamesburg budget suffers from decrease of $150K in state aid.

Aid leaves tax hike at 10.79%
State funding declining.

Library Vote on Agenda
Mayor to recommend tabling of referendum.

Fire Kills Pets, Damages House
Blaze spread throughout the home.

Borough Boosters Have Plans
A number of beautification projects discussed.

A Demonstration of Native Culture
Intertribal Indians of New Jersey to show residents traditional American Indian games.

Contractor Gives Back to Borough
Valiant Home Remodelers repaired the roof of a blacksmith shop at Buckelew Mansion.

Aid Delays Borough Tab
Grace period for municipal taxes to be extended.

First Step for Vote on Library
Jamesburg council mulls referendum.

Lakeview Treasures Unearthed for Exhibit
Tour of mansion like a stroll through Jamesburg's past.

Coalition Plans Events, Seeks Beautification
Committees to focus on different aspects of revitalizing Jamesburg.

Nearly $900K in Funds Target Lakeview Fix-Ups
Foundation work will be followed by an array of upgrades.

Drive-Thru Station Hit
The drive-up station at Dunkin' Donuts in Jamesburg was struck by a vehicle last week.

Boosters Hopeful on Library
Legislation could keep it open.

Former School Superintendent gets Ready for Life's Next Phase
Shirley Bzdewka retired after nine years.

Saving Library a Topic for Revitalization Panel
JRC President Elliott Stroul: People were asked to sign petitions.

Petition Asks Governor's Aid with Library
Seeks exemption from cap.

Corzine Called Upon to Save Library
Boro, state officials hope Gov will change budget restriction.

Men Drive into Dunkin' Donuts Sign
Both men charged with driving while intoxicated.

8th Graders Say Goodbye to GMB
8th graders head onto Monroe High School.

Towns Eye Flood Fix
Jamesburg and Monroe working together to address Gatzmer Avenue.

JRC Opposes Library Closing
"The Vision for Jamesburg" sidetracked by library discussion.

Becker to Plead not Guilty
Ex-priest to be arraigned today.

Zerbini Circus Makes Return to Jamesburg
The Alain Zerbini Circus will make its fifth annual appearance June 29.

Residents Turn Out to Support Local Library
State caps put Jamesburg facility at risk.

GMB 8th-Graders Ready for High School
Students talk about memories and thoughts on graduation.

Crowd Pans Library Plan
Meeting didn't go as Borough Council planned.

Kennedy School to host Alain Zerbini Circus
Circus will perform on June 29.

Council Unified on Library
Says State rules squeezing budget.

Jamesburg Library's Future Uncertain
Officials feel pinch of state laws on library spending, budget cap.

Library Closing Would be Historic
No other NJ town has ever stopped sypporting library.

Shop Specializes in Custom Frames, Beveled Mirrors
The Artisan Framer on West Railroad Avenue in Jamesburg is a new business attracting attention.

Newton Picked for School Board
Will fill vacancy created by Eldridge resignation.

District Hires New Superintendent
School chief to begin July 17.

Library Alternatives Offered
Other options than complete closure examined for Jamesburg Lbrary.

A Center for Culture
Closing of Jamesburg library means a loss of more than access to books.

Area to Celebrate Memorial Day
Annual parade to combine fun and honoring deceased soldiers.

Church Addition Nearly Complete
Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg could be reopened by June 15.

Cause for Flood to be Examined
Council to study flooding caused by Costco Way warehouse in Monroe.

Rutgers Unveils Downtown Plan
Borough officials considering plans drawn by Rutgers students.

Flooding Remains an Issue
Neighbors Blame Costco Warehouse.

Borough May Shutter Library
Borough Council Ponders Possible November Referendum.

Borough to Target the Arts
Arts and Entertainment Committee formed.

Getting Started; Few Changes for BOE
The Board of Education swore in board members at its reorganization meeting.

Jamesburg Revitalization Coalition Plans Two New Projects
The Jamesburg Revitalization Coalition is moving forward with its efforts to improve the borough's downtown.

Landslide Vote in Jamesburg
Voters approved an $11.26 million budget.

Heavy Rain, but Little Damage
Locals spared worst of storm.

Bodall Takes Morales' Spot on Jamesburg Council
New councilman, 22, has served as volunteer for many groups, causes.

June Primary Challenge
Jamesburg and Monroe gear up for primaries.

Jamesburg Nears Choice
Superintendent search may end next week.

Gathering to Learn Life Skills
New GMB club brings girls together.

School Board OKs Budget
Jamesburg school baord sends $11.26 million spending plan to voters.

Jamesburg Board Candidates Discuss Issues Facing Schools
Candidates for Jamesburg school board express opinions, positions.

Local Volunteer Charged with Sexual Assault
Former priest allegedly assaulted female family member.

New Councilman Takes Seat
Thomas Bodall fills in seat on Borough Council.

Adam Bushman to Seek Assembly Seat
Former Jamesburg Councilman Adam Bushman announced Thursday that he is running for the state Assembly.

Ex-priest Charged in Sex Case
History group leader arrested Wednesday.

Aid Request Delays Tab
Jamesburg awaits word from state.

Jamesburg Board Holds Line on School Taxes
The borough's school district is looking at its second straight year without an increase.

Jamesburg Packs Revitalization Meeting
The meeting focused on finding ways to better the downtown business district.

Jamesburg School Budget Keeps Taxes Flat
State aid hike offsets increase in spending.

Five Charged in Connection with Thefts in Jamesburg
Suspects linked to dozens of robberies of Dunkin' Donuts outlets
and other small businesses in NJ and PA.

Borough Settles Contamination Suit
Jamesburg council agrees to pay $150,000.

Council to Wait to Fill Vacancy
Jamesburg officials considering three candidates.

Board Narrows Field to 8 Super Candidates
Successor sought for retiring top administrator.

Police, Canine Thwart Hardware Store Burglary
Police trapped and arrested a burglary suspect inside Jamesburg Hardware.

Discussing the Downtown
Community meeting to focus on borough's future.

Borough Facing Tax Hike
The Borough Council is hoping the state can help.

State Unveils Aid Increase
More state aid aid won't have a big impact on spending plans.

Aid Delays Local Tabs
Monroe, Jamesburg waiting for state funding.

Deadline Looms for Board
Only two candidates have filed to run for the four
school board seats in Jamesburg.

School Report Cards Evaluate Jamesburg Students
Scores reflect student effort.

District to Review Job Pool
Superintendent search narrows.

Jamesburg to Celebrate the American Dream
Lakeview Players to perform reading without live orchestra.

Borough Approves New Bank
Vote was unanimous.

Icy Mix Coats Region
Jamesburg and Monroe grapple with Mother Nature.

Jamesburg Troupe to Present 'Ellis Island' Symphony
The Jamesburg Historical Association and its theater group will tell the story of Ellis Island.

Students to take Input on Revitalization Effort
The Revitalization Coalition is moving forward with plans to improve and invigorate the town.

Community Meeting Set
Jamesburg seeks input.

New Art School Building on Creativity
"That's Art" urges children to use imagination.

Winter Deepens Cupboard's Need
Sudden cold means more need help.

Students Celebrate Black History
Local fifth-graders educate themselves and others.

Postcards Offer Glimpse into Jamesburg's Past
A new exhibit at Lakeview Mansion features more than two dozen authentic postcards.

A Hero's Homecoming
Morales Returns from Iraq.

Images from Borough's Past
Postcards featuring photos of Jamesburg to be on display Sunday at Buckelew Mansion.

Help is at Hand for Board Hopefuls
Candidate Kits explain the process, campaign procedures.

Tax Hike Looms in Borough
Jamesburg taxpayers facing increase of up to 12 percent.

Councilman Returns from Military Combat
Family has had minimal phone, e-mail contact with husband, father.

Four Move Up the Ranks on Jamesburg Police Force
Jamesburg Police restructures.

District Unveils Search Report
Borough residents want experienced superintendent.

Dam Project Almost Done
Work to rehabilitate the dam in the borough's section of Thompson Park is nearing completion.

Two from Brooklyn Open Pizzeria in Borough
Pizzeria is open for business.

Jamesburg Seeks Superintendent
Search will hopefully be completed within next three months.

Watchful Eyes
New Jamesburg police chief aims to keep borough safe.

Lakeview, Sinking and Leaking, to Get Fixups
County funds work on foundation, roof of historic mansion.

Residents' Input Sought for Superintendent Search
The public is invited to attend a meeting to give their thoughts
on the search for a new superintendent.

Jennings, Grimes Share Goals of Revitalization
A mixture of youth and experience was sworn
in to the Jamesburg Borough Council.

New Police Chief to Retire
Announcement follows promotion.

Mayors set Goals for 2007
Monroe and Jamesburg mayors set agenda for the coming year.

Mansion Wins Grant
County gives borough $472,000 for Lakeview: Buckelew Mansion.

Borough Names New Judge
The Borough Council appointed Ms. Shamy, of Bradley Beach, to the position of
Jamesburg municipal court judge Dec. 20.

Jamesburg Organizations Looking to 2007
Jamesburg committees and organizations set goals for the coming year.

Cleaners Win OK for Drive-through
New cleaners design approved.

Rodney Marlow Remembered
Local man's legacy lives on.

Menorah Lighting Honors Triumph
Symbolism behind annual holiday.

Falling Tree Kills Man, 28
A Monroe man was killed last week when a
large tree fell on him during a tree removal job.

Pantry Missing Crucial Item
Traditional Christmas meat needed.

New Officer Ready to Serve and Protect
Jamesburg welcomes one to its ranks.

Scouts Send Cards Overseas
Holiday cheer sent to those serving country.

Union, District Ink Pact
New teacher contracts ratified.

Reviving an Old Friendship
Library group makes its return.

Tragedy Strikes
Monroe man dies in tree accident.

Teachers OK Pact
New contracts have been approved.

Revitalizing the Borough
Committee crafting plan for upgrades.

Church Expansion Still in Progress
Alterations to continue through to new year.

Borough's 'Big Family' Gathers Around the Tree
Jamesburg holds annual tree-lighting ceremony.

Time Takes Toll on Mansion
Historic house in need of repairs.

A Victorian Christmas at Lakeview
The Jamesburg Historical Association is hosting a Victorian-themed Christmas on Sunday.

Borough Boosters to Meet
Revitalization Coalition wants to hear from public.

Sides Talk Pact
Jamesburg teachers, board in negotiations.

Revitalization Goals for '07 to be Discussed
Coalition wants input from residents on visions for Jamesburg's future.

State Cash to Pay for Road Repairs
Repaving, curb repair in the future.

Working Closely
Jamesburg agency works with kids.

Fools for Christ Bring Laughs to Jamesburg Church
Pastor's clown group has been entertaining audiences for 18 years.

Board Delays Hearing on Dry Cleaner
Neighbors, property owner to work out issues.

Students Find After School Fun in Jamesburg
Program gives kids a place to go.

Jamesburg Candidates Talk Issues
Unopposed Council candidates discuss local concerns.

Clean-Up Day at Buckelew Park
Mansion in need of yard maintenance.

Police Offer Tips for Safe Halloween
Jamesburg and Monroe bump up patrol for holiday.

District Observes Red Ribbon Week
Event educates children about healthy living.

Ordinance Protects Newly Paved Roads
Council approval now required to undo road work.

Ghost or Not, Cast Set to Conjure Spooky Fun
'Haunted Lakeview' shows will be presented Saturday and Sunday.

Borough Dam Repairs Start
Manalapan Lake dam rehabilitation to finish early next year.

Working Toward a Vibrant Downtown
Effort aims to maintain old-time charm mixed with new business.

Commerce Bank gets Thumbs Up
Requirements mean building will blend in with neighbors.

Burglars Hit Businesses
Monroe and Jamesburg seek thief in ninee-store spree.

Commerce Bank Ok'd to Replace Four Homes
Jamesburg officials say bank is a positive addition to downtown.

Lack of Parking Waived for Pizza Place
The Land Use Board waived parking requirements for a proposed pizzeria on East Railroad Avenue.

Coalition: Let's Keep Shoppers in Jamesburg
Revitalization panel meets to discuss ideas for improving downtown.

Revisiting History at Buckelew Day
Locals gather for history and fun.

Abe Lincoln Visits Jamesburg
Abraham Lincoln roamed borough streets yesterday, shaking hands,
talking about the Civil War and even firing off a cannon.

Jamesburg Sets Education Goals
Community involvement and reading initiatives to figure big in upcoming school year.

A Weekend of Family Fun
Saturday is Buckelew Day.

Looking Forward to Class
Quieted anticipation surged through GMB's hallways during first day back.

Yard Sale Raises Public Awareness
Jamesburg hopes to bring town to public attention with sale.

Trash Pickup Weekly Again
Saturday garbage pickup removed from schedule.

Jamesburg High School Memories Preserved
Yearbooks, class rings, trophies and thousands of other items were left behind
when Jamesburg High School closed in 1979 due to dipping enrollment.

A Weekend of Fairs
Day for Jamesburg history.

Borough Ponders New Light
Jamesburg reviews intersection drawings.

Heading Back to the Classroom
Parents have their own 1st-day jitters.

Buckelew Day Set for September 9
The Jamesburg Historical Association will sponsor a celebration.

GOP will sit out '06 Council Race
Incumbent Jennings, newcomer Grimes will run unopposed.

Crime low in Monroe, Jamesburg
Reports show crime rates to be some of the lowest in county.

Paperwork Bogs Down Bank Proposal for Now
Paperwork has stalled the process of bringing another bank to the community.

Residents, Businesses Thanked for Generosity
For more than a month, residents donated nonperishable foods, personal care items and household items.

Deal Saves Historic Building
Board and developer strike a deal.

Board Tables Bank Proposal
Cites lack of acquired property.

Morales to Serve in Iraq
Councilman to deploy with Guard.

Food Drive to Aid Deacons' Cupboard
Out-of-season theme promotes community involvement.

Tonkery Day Brings Families, Community Together
Fair brings families together.

Remembering Borough Pillar, Oliver L. E. Soden
Jamesburg icon passes away.

Jamesburg Man Stabbed at Party
Several charges brought against South Brunswick man.

Malcolm Kirkpatrick, 1919-2006
He made, then preserved, Jamesburg's history.

Borough OK's Tab
New budget is approved.

Borough Ready for Street Fair
A look at what the Tonkery Day fair will offer.

Commerce Bank Eyes Local Branch
Perrineville Road could be new home of bank.

A Competitive Edge
Dancers take stage in nationals.

Locals Leery of Mergers
Consolidation likely on tax reform agenda.

Camp Provides Summer Fun for Youngsters in Jamesburg
Activities, games and trips keep local kids entertained.

Child Braved Smoke, Flames to Save Family
Jamesburg officials recognize lifesaving efforts of girl, 11.

Looking Back on 2005 Flood
Local residents reflect on last year's tragedy.

Officials Work on Prevention
Local towns hope to keep history from repeating itself.

Jamesburg Looks to Rutgers for Help with Revitalization
Borough in talks with University-held study.

Golf Event Raises Money for Charity
Valiant family keeps charity near their hearts.

Local Man is Victim of Stabbing
Jamesburg resident hospitalized after attack.

No Change for John Street
Alteration in route would hinder truck,
business traffic according to council member.

Celebration Time at GMB
8th-graders say goodbye.

Big Top Time!
The circus is coming June 24.

Youngsters Learn Library can be a Fun Place
A class trip helps kindergartners to enjoy the Jamesburg Public Library.

Flags get a Proper Send-Off in Jamesburg
Fire Department Chief, along with township veterans,
dispose of national symbol the right way.

GMB Graduation Tuesday
Eighth-graders at Grace M. Breckwedel School
are set to graduate next week.

Plaque Marks Buckelew Role in Borough Past
Borough namesake James Buckelew is commemorated with historic marker.

Community Investors
JCA helps fund local groups.

Mixed Emotions about Moving On
Eighth-graders prepare to graduate.

Park-and-Ride, Bus Service may be En Route
Jamesburg officials hope to bring commuter lot to site on Gatzmer.

Remembering a Committed Member of the Jamesburg Community
Friends mourn Carmen C. 'Pep' Pirre, remember him as athlete and volunteer.

Not Your Ordinary Pet
Rescue organization hosts Thompson Park event
to raise awareness and find homes for pet skunks.

Vets to Honor the Fallen
Memorial Day plans will begin with American Legion flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies
in Jamesburg and Monroe, followed by the borough's annual parade.

Vets Teach Scouts to Honor the Past
Boy Scout Troop 54 and the American Legion Star Post 127
marked veterans' graves with American flags Wednesday.

Family Franks
Hot dog truck a life's work.

Borough Seeks Input on John Street Change
Borough officials have received little public feedback on
whether or not to convert John Street into a one-way street.

Borough Eyes Park and Ride
Borough officials discuss plans for a 300-space park-and-ride facility
behind Busco Brothers on Gatzmer Avenue.

Board Takes New Look at Zoning
Borough may seek more age-restricted housing, address density issues.

Bathroom Upgrades for Buckelew
The Borough Council approved a contract May 10
for the construction of a public restroom at the mansion.

Children's ID Event Offered
Parents can receive a disk of their children's ID information.

Boroughwide Sale Saturday
Jamesburg will hold its annual community-wide yard sale
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students have a grande, 'olé' time on Cinco de Mayo
Jamesburg kindergartners celebrate our neighbors to the south.

Borough Eyes Revitalization
Coalition wants to bring businesses and customers to Jamesburg.

Board to Review New Proposal on Historic House
Jamesburg Land Use Board will hear Monroe-based developer and realtor
John Profaci's new proposal for the Davison house.

National Boycott Hits Home
Two Jamesburg businesses stay closed on Monday.

Jamesburg Library Plans Cinco de Mayo Festival
The free public event will be held Sunday, May 7,
in the library's community room, and will feature
food, live music, and other entertainment..

Drug Raid Nets 30 Arrests
Six-month narcotics investigation ends in the arrest
of 16 Jamesburg and Monroe residents.

Mapping the Future
Jamesburg eyes revitalization.

Winner Picked in School Race
County election board certifies Larsen victory.

Two-Century-Old Home Expected to be Preserved
Builder changes plans after learning of house's historical significance.

Historic House may be Saved
Monroe-based developer is willing to compromise with borough officals
on plans for the nearly 200-year-old house located on Gatzmer Avenue.

Jamesburg Write-In Winner Remains in Doubt
Middlesex County Board of Elections is reviewing tallies
for lead candidates Ted J. Somers and Darren Larsen.

Jamesburg School Budget Approved
Voters ok tax cut.

James Main, Served Jamesburg in Many Capacities
School board and borough officals remember Mr. Main,
who passed away April 7.

Group Wants Jamesburg to Achieve Its Potential
Revitalization meeting set for 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Borough Hall.

Jamesburg School Budget Passes
Vote tally for write-in candidates remains unclear.

Budget on Ballot
Jamesburg tab includes tax cut.

Honoring a Little League Booster
Jamesburg Baseball Association opening day
dedicated in Thomas Schwarz's memory.

GOP Offers Blank Slate
Two democrats file in Jamesburg;
incumbent Republican Chris Maloney steps down.

A Passionate Performance
Hispanic church reaching out to community.

Plan to Raze Historic Jamesburg Home Opposed
Land Use Board to decide on proposal for 3 new homes.

Historic Jamesburg House may be Lost
Members of the Jamesburg Historical Association will speak out
to try to preserve a piece of the borough's past.

Jamesburg Proposes School Tax Cut
The Jamesburg school board budget calls for a tax decrease.

Mansion in Need of a Face-Lift
Effort in Jamesburg aims to restore old Buckelew property.

State Aid is Stable
Monroe and Jamesburg school and municipal officials'
state aid predictions were on target.

Write-in Rounds out Race for School Board
Only two people filed for three available seats on the Board of Education,
but a third candidate has announced he will run as a write-in.

Stuck Trucks Tie Up Traffic in Jamesburg
Despite increased signs and fines, truck drivers on Gatzmer Avenue
continue to get their rigs stuck underneath a 12-foot-high overpass.

Cupboard Seeks Help
Supplies are running low at the Jamesburg Presbyterian Church's
Deacons Food Cupboard.

Schools Await State Aid
Jamesburg eyes tax cut.

State Testing Beings for Schools
Jamesburg and Monroe school district administrators say students prepare all year.

Groups' Fundraiser is the Cat's Meow
The Jamesburg Cat's Meow Village collection,
which benefits community organizations, is expanding.

Jamesburg will Update Fingerprint Technology
The Borough Council approved the purchase of new Livescan Fingerprinting System
to be paid for through a federal grant.

Jamesburg, Monroe Support Truancy Bill
The bill would require districts to report chronic absences to DYFS.

State Mandating Library Hike
Ratable growth in Jamesburg forces increased spending.

New Study for MOM
Agency to weigh impact of tunnel on rail line.

Bustling Flower Shop Settles into New Location
Moving Sweet William & Thyme flower shop to its new home was nearly a three year process.

Lt. Karkoska to serve as acting police chief in Jamesburg
The Borough Council approved the contract Wednesday.

A Night of Milk, Cookies, and a Few Good Books
The JFK School throws a pajama party to promote reading during its Reading Rally.

Experienced Readers at JFK
Local senior organizations help to promote literacy.

Elks Hosting Annual Fish Fry
The Jamesburg Elks Lodge 2180 will be hosting its annual fish fry.

Funds Earmarked for Fuel Contamination Cleanup
State-ordered remediation continues at former boro hall.

Robbers Hit Pharmacy
Police are investigating a robbery that took place Monday at Jamesburg Drugs.

Borough Science Scores on the Rise
New Jersey School Report Card for the 2004-2005 school year
shows students' performance over the past year.

Grant will Help Fund After-School Program
A $180,000 grant from the Juvenile Justice Commission
will help keep Jamesburg students off the streets.

Borough Eyes Help
Plans to seek special aid to offset 17.5 percent tax hike.

Sewer Rates May Increase
Repair costs the culprit, say borough officials.

Computers will go on Patrol in Jamesburg
The police department will purchase portable computers for patrol cars

Grant of $60K to Fund Unique Program
Jamesburg gets funding to help children develop world skills, avoid risks.

Upgrades Coming for Intersection
County eyes two lights, new pattern for traffic.

Borough Eyes Intersection Fix
Most favor reconfiguration.

Monroe Family Mourns Daughter
18-year-old, Ashley Streeter, died Sunday after being struck by a car
on West Railroad Avenue in Jamesburg.

Restaurants Ready for Smoking Ban
Area bars, restaurants expect little impact from New Jersey's smoking ban.

Training School Memories on Display at Lakeview
Former resident recalls growing up on grounds of prison.

Woman, 18, Dies after being Struck by Car
An 18-year-old Monroe woman was struck by a car
on a borough road Sunday night.

Volunteer Helps Spread the Word about Reading
Gloria Sachs does her volunteer work by the book.

Monroe Teenager runs into car, Dies
The young woman was running after a boy who took her cell phone.

Watching the Weather
September completion eyed for Jamesburg church renovations.

Creative Local Christians Clown for Christ in Cuba
The Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg use clown ministry
to spread the message of Christianity.

Jennings Elected Council President
Councilman Joseph Jennings was elected 5-1
to serve as the Jamesburg Council president until 2007.

Borough Faced Tough Budget
Council anticipating higher retirement costs.

Looking Back on Borough's History of Law Enforcement
Jamesburg's finest reflect on past service.

Regulars Nostalgic as Jonathon's Closes its Doors
Long-time customers celebrate one last hurrah before
the local restaurant and bar closes its doors for good.

Borough Boosts Surplus
Council defers school board payment, planning instead to use
the money for two major areas of concern in 2006.

Organizations Outline Goals
Jamesburg committees and groups defined plans for the upcoming year.

Jamesburg Plans Ahead
Re-elected councilmen discussed plans for next term.

Flood of '05 still a Topic of Concern for Officials
Area municipalities are hoping their own flooding woes
are behind them as the new year approaches.

Local Business Owner Banks on Family Time
What began as a short-term investment plan for Johnathon Frycz
became a beloved staple of Jamesburg’s blossoming downtown.

Public Works Staff to get Raise
The Borough Council unanimously approved a contract, giving four public works employees
a raise of 4.24 percent annually over the next three years.

Police Officers Honored for Service
Seven police officers receive commendations for superior service.

Local Business Drives to give Gift of Warmth
Monroe Chiropractic's "Baby, It's Cold Outside" coat drive
hopes to collect 2,000 new and gently used coats by Jan. 13.

Jamesburg Bistro Closing its Doors
Johnathon's Grille will become a bank.

Big Efforts Pay off at Cupboard
Thanks to community support, Jamesburg Presbyterian Church's
Deacons Food Cupboard is no longer bare.

Cruising the Streets with Jamesburg's Finest
A reporter's ride with the Jamesburg Police Department.

More Holiday Fun in the Area
With the holiday season officially underway, groups in Jamesburg and Monroe
are planning events to light up the area.

Boro Groups make sure Annual Tour Rides Again
No funding? No problem. Leave it to the generosity of a few local organizations.

Jamesburg Businesses Pitch in for the Needy
Food donations, coat drive among projects.

Built for Speed
Cub Scouts craft their own racers for Jamesburg's first Cubmobile race.

Coat Drive Aids Needy in Jamesburg
Piles of clothing made it look like Black Friday at the mall,
but for many it was more like Christmas.

The Schoolyard is their Beat
John F. Kennedy's youngest students have 24 Safety Patrol members
to look up to who are always ready to give them a helping hand.

Bodall is Remembered for Putting Children First
During her life, JoAnn Bodall made an impact on countless borough schoolchildren.

Many not Complying with Leaf Pickup Law
A failure to comply with a new stormwater management ordinance
has residents in danger of piling up fines.

Dems Withstand Lone Challenger
Both incumbent candidates were re-elected to the Borough Council Tuesday.

Democrats Win in Jamesburg
Kostbar and Morales win new terms.

Downloading Due at Library
Residents will be able to download audio books.

Pension Payments on the Rise
Jamesburg and Monroe face larger retirement contributions next year.

Jamesburg Borough Council
At stake: Two three-year terms on the Borough Council.

GMB Backpack Drive to Aid Katrina Victims
Middle school students get assistance from Costco.

Owner to Sell Pizza Shop
DiBrizzi's Pizzeria closes after 40 years in the food business.

Area Judge gets his Day out of Court - At JFK
Judge talks to fifth graders at JFK about his career in law.

Truck Damages Borough Traffic Light
Tractor-trailer hits traffic light.

Library Pajama Party a 'Sleeping' Success
Jamesburg Public Library hosts a Wednesday night pajama party.

Jamesburg Hopefuls Discuss Issues
Candidates for Borough Council disagree on how
to pay for capital projects and essential services.

Borough Appoints New Municipal Judge
Municipal court gets new judge for the first time in 17 years.

Parade Planning Difficult Without 'Spud'
Jamesburg Patriotic Committee misses former town resident
and event organizer, Henry Dobenski.

Jamesburg to Ban Left off Pergola
Intersection of Pergola and Buckelew Avenues may soon get
a new right-turn only zone.

Creativity Served on the Side at Restaurant
Fiddleheads offers quarterly exhibits featuring local artists.

Tradition Marching on Despite Loss of Organizer
The borough is trying to make it 124 in a row.

JFK Computer on the Move
School gets a mobile computer lab outfitted with 30 new Dell notebooks.

Residents Need to Wait for Leaf Pickup
Annual borough leaf pickup program is scheduled to start in two-and-a-half weeks.

Sole Republican Running Against Two Democrats
Though Adam Bushman is the sole Republican candidate for Borough Council this year,
there is plenty he is looking to get done.

Pupils Receive Mobile PC Lab
The Board of Education has purchased a second wireless computer lab.

Shelves Barren at Pantry
The Deacons' Food Cupboard has run out of food supplies for needy area families.

Doll House on Display at Buckelew Mansion
Clearbrook artist, Dorothy Maraynes, shares her art with the public.

Judge Appointed to State Court
Jamesburg's Municipal Court judge is appointed to the state Superior Court.

A Hispanic Church Grows in Jamesburg
Husband-and-wife ministers offer Spanish worship services.

Locals Help their Own
Business donates water heater to flood victims.

Deacons Cupboard is Bare
Church pantry is in need of aid.

Apuzzo Quits Council Race
Republican candidate withdraws from upcoming Borough Council election.

Mental Health Home Opens in Jamesburg
New facility opens on East Church Street for former residents
of state mental health hospitals.

Borough Gets Aid to Upgrade Library
Public Library will get to make some much needed improvements.

Town-wide Yard Sale Set for this Saturday
Chamber of Commerce sponsors fourth Town-wide Yard Sale on Saturday.

Tax Cuts for Repairs Extended
Officials offer tax incentives to residents who make improvements to their properties.

Buckelew Day Celebrates Jamesburg's Namesake, History
Historic day is celebrated with loud cannon fire.

Senior Center Entrance Slated for a Makeover
Borough's Senior Center gets a nose job.

Lawsuit Charges Young Woman Groped by Police Dispatcher
Former Jamesburg woman files lawsuit against borough for alleged groping incident.

Locals Come to Aid of Katrina's Victims
Monroe and Jamesburg schools make more donations to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Forsgate Drive Repairs Finished
Quarter-mile section of Forsgate Drive reopens two months after flash flood damage.

Jamesburg Bus Stop Could be Around the Corner
With little local support for renewed rail service,
borough officials are pursuing the construction of a park-and-ride facility in town.

Borough Celebrates Founding Father
Jamesburg residents get a chance to revisit the past.

Back into the Swing of Things
Jamesburg opens its doors for the first day of school.

Exhibit to Profile the Absence of Ink
Family Framers celebrates third anniversary.

Claim Suit Filed Over Harassment Allegation
Claims dispatcher violated teen's rights.

Borough to Celebrate Founder with Dedication of Land
Buckelew Day will celebrate Jamesburg's founding father.

Seasonal Images
Fiddleheads showcases year in art.

Lions Aiding Flood Victims
Area clubs make donations to 40 Jamesburg families.

Preparinng for the First Day of School.
Borough's new teachers are excited, but nervous.

Easing Daily Pike Commute
Jamesburg explores bus service to N.Y.C.

Contract Awarded for New Roof
Council awards $74,004 for roof replacement project.

Learning to Pick the Perfect Wine
Fiddleheads and Grape Escape make the perfect match.

Five Schools Get Warning
Monroe and Jamesburg schools are put on federal early warning list.

Sinkhole Work Moving Ahead
Repairs on Forsgate Drive nearing completion.

Friends Remember a 'Father'
Henry Dobenski was like a family member.

'Newest' Park in Jamesburg to be Dedicated at Festival
Park to officially be dedicated September 10.

Dobenski was Known by Many as 'Mr. Jamesburg'
Loving, caring, compassionate, dedicated, kind.

Forsgate Drive to Reopen by the First Week of September
Area residents looking to travel Forsgate Drive uninterrupted may not have to wait much longer.

A Night Out at Historic Buckelew
Buckelew Mansion showcases Jamesburg memorabilia.

Celebrating Jamesburg
Festival draws crowd to borough.

Dance Studio to Reopen
Buckelew Avenue dance studio will re-open under new ownership.

Pair Charged in Park Assault
Police charge two North Brunswick men for Thompson Park attack.

Car Show to be Held on Tonkery
Jamesburg hosts fifth annual Tonkery Boulevard Street Festival and Car Show.

Sinkhole Unearths History
Rain uncovers bricks of century-old factory.

State Report Shows Decrease in Crime
Jamesburg and Monroe have lowest crime rates in Middlesex County.

Presbyterian Food Cupboard in Need of Food
Church's Deacons Food Cupboard is once again running low on food.

Army Corps Look at Cause of Flood
Officials consider ways to handle future flooding.

Officials Take Stand Against Cable Proposal
Federal bill would take cable negotiations out of towns’ hands.

Budget has Reduced Tax Hike, Roof Repair Work
A municipal tax increase has been reduced for the second time
since the 2005 budget was passed in February.

Historian Seeks Artifacts for Upcoming Exhibit
Jamesburg historian puts together a collection of township artifacts.

Flood Havoc Forces Business to Travel
Local business moves to new location after recent flood damages office building.

Schools get New Roofs as Part of Repairs
Jamesburg schools finally get new roofs.

Municipal Taxes on the Rise
Borough adopts budget that will make residents pay additional 11 percent in taxes.

Family Connection Inspires Businessman to Support
Charities with Golf Tournament

Jamesburg resident plays golf to raise money for charity.

A Summer of Dreams and Daring Deeds
Reading club encourages love of books.

Candidate: Warehouse Runoff Contributed to Flooding
Costco Way warehouse is blamed for severity of flooding in section of Jamesburg.

Officials Push for Flood Aid
Middlesex County municipalities hit by flash flood look to
federal and state governments for aid.

Fixing Jamesburg's Flood Damage
Repairs begin on road, sewers.

Most Back in Business in Jamesburg District
Flood repercussions could still present major setback to local economy.

Budget Sets 11% Tax Hike
Public hearing slated for Wednesday night.

Food Pantry Expects Demand to Increase
     Jamesburg Presbyterian Church's Food Cupboard expects more calls to come     
in as flood cleanup continues.

Local County Officials Say Flood Assistance Unlikely
County does not expect to receive any state or federal aid to help
with the $10 million worth of flash flood damage.

Red Cross Reaches out to Flood Victims
Cleanup effort under way.

Towns Look Toward Recovery as Floodwaters Recede
Flash flood was caused by too much rain in a short amount of time.

Flash Flood Soaks Borough
Residents forced to flee their homes.

Jamesburg a Disaster Area
Downpours wreak havoc on business district.

Police Expansions and Upgrades Part of Long-Range Plans
 The borough’s police department is within reach of several objectives
set just a few years ago.

Flood Toll at $10 million
Municipal and county officials adding up the costs.

Storm's Aftermath is Brutal in Places
Jamesburg is still mopping up.

Water-Ruined Areas may Seek U.S. Aid
Middlesex County flood victims return home.

County Assessing Damage from Fierce Rains
Jamesburg, Monroe most affected.

Girl Hurt in Accident
Jamesburg girl is expected to recover from accident injuries.

Campers Enjoy Close-knit Environment
Summer of fun begins at Thompson Park.

Woman Died of Overdose
Prosecutor: Death caused by high level of cocaine.

Historian Seeks Items for Two Exhibitions
Displays will focus on State Home for Boys, Forsgate dairy farm.

SERV Center to Open in Fall
New facility for former residents of state mental hospitals is set to open by September.

Chamber Keeps an Eye on Downtown
Chamber of Commerce applauds downtown Jamesburg for its good appearance.

Fireworks and Music Slated for the Fourth
Jamesburg and Monroe residents look forward to July Fourth celebration.

Age-Restricted Housing Praised by Board Members
The borough Land Use Board has approved the town’s
second senior citizen housing development.

GMB Students Look Ahead
Jamesburg graduates plan for the future.

Fools for Christ Reaching out to Cuba
Clown ministry travels to Cuba.

Bus Service Set to Start
Middlesex County improves its transportation system.

Civic Group Bringing Circus to Jamesburg
Family circus is in town to bring fun and funds to Jamesburg community.

Couple hope new Twist on old Beauty Technique Catches On
Jamesburg couple plans to re-introduce 16th-century Asian beauty technique.

Store Brings a Taste of Home to Jamesburg
Grocery store on West Railroad Avenue is a bittersweet reminder
of home for its new owners.

Senior housing gets approval
Jamesburg gets into the age-restricted housing market.

Focus is on Helmetta of old, as Exhibit Opens
Talk given on snuff mill amid expectation that buildings will be razed.

Artifacts from Helmetta Snuff Mill on Display
The Jamesburg and Helmetta historical associations have put together an exhibit
of artifacts about the former snuff factory in Helmetta.

JFK Teacher says Goodbye to a Job he Loves
Fifth-grade teacher retires after 39 years.

Eighth-graders Set for MTHS
Graduating students leave their small family for a bigger school.

Woman pleads guilty to DWI
Woman faces probation and loss of driving privileges for DWI charge.

The Simple Pleasures of Photography
Local photographer's work to be on display.

Man Faces Assault Charges
Man charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Pantry Aid is Stepped up in time for Peak Demand
With food supplies low but spirits high, the borough recently
went from food stamps to “stamping” out hunger.

Showcasing the Mill Before it's Snuffed Out
Historical groups team up for exhibit on history of Helme mill.

Vets Remember their Own
     Parents and onlookers attend annual Jamesburg Memorial Day parade to honor fallen soldiers.     

A Day to Honor the Fallen
Woman's older brother finally included on list of those
who gave their lives fighting in World War II.

A Pedistrian Friendly Town
Jamesburg receives Keep Middlesex Moving Leadership Award.

Restoring Manalapan
Plan in the works to clean phosphorus from area lake.

Restaurant Opens its Doors to the Summer
New Outside Inn will open this summer at Johnathan's Grille.

Car Accident Causes Power Outage
        A two-car traffic accident causes a power outage on Buckelew Avenue.        

Jamesburg Gets Funds to Improve Two Parks
Jamesburg is among four municipalities sharing $1.4 million in open space and recreation funds
to upgrade parks and other playground facilities.

Kielbasa and a Smile at New Deli
Bring your appetite to the new Polish deli.

Three Injured in Knife Fight
Knife fight in Dunkin' Donuts parking lot leads to the hospitlization of three men.

Jamesburg Mayor Backs Police in Death Probe
As the investigation continues, the borough's mayor is standing behind the police force.

Woman's Death in Jamesburg Jail Being Investigated
    A borough resident died in police custody Monday after she was arrested on drug charges.    

Jamesburg Woman Dies in Police Custody
A 47-year-old Jamesburg resident died in police custody Monday night.

Class Reunions Help Keep the Memories Alive
Jamesburg High School graduates of all classes gather for a third biennial reunion.

Senior Center offers more than Bingo
Center adds more programs and events.

Youth theater group forming at Lakeview
New troupe will stage productions at historic Buckelew Avenue building.

A Historic Mystery Unfolds
Buckelew Mansion makes it into New Jersey crime anthology novel.

Making a Clean Start
Women close grocery store in favor of laundry.

Officials Leery Over Merger Proposal
Local officials say new legislation could create a commission in charge
of identifying pairs or groups of muncipalities for consolidation.

Town Mulls Truck Ban
Borough Council wants to ban vehicles over 4 tons from driving on Hooker Street.

Borough Voters Support School Plan!
Jamesburg voters supported a $10.92 million school budget that includes money for after school sports.

Jamesburg adds Bilingual Cop
Borough police now have a Spanish-speaking officer.

Top Cop to Retire
Police Chief Lester to step down in 2007.

Hopefuls Ready for June Primary
Candidates submit their petitions to run in summer primary.

School Plans go to Voters
Jamesburg and Monroe voters to decide the fate of the district spending plans on Tuesday.

Speaking on TV about Immunization
Jamesburg resident Larry Collura to appear on "Spotlight on Middlesex."

In Jamesburg, A Lone Republican
The Borough Council's only Republican speaks out.

School Board Candidates Sound off on Issues, Platforms
Board incumbments discuss their views on after school activities and sports and Senate Bill S-1701.

Donating Food Made Easier
Human Relations Committee dispersing new drop boxes throughout community.

A Springtime Watercolor Show
Family Framers' exhibit a cure-all for spring fever.

Committee Sets Out to Fight Hunger
Food drive to restock Deacon's Cupboard.

Giving A Band Its Voice
Local leads metal group.

Board Encourages Voter Turn Out
Voters get their say on Jamesburg school spending plan on April 19.

Police Continue Helmetta Patrols
Jamesburg to continue interlocal service agreement with Helmetta.

Council Cuts Tax Increase
With the help of a Homeland Security grant and interlocal service agreement,
Jamesburg cuts increase by 3.9 cents.

Treasure Trove
Antique store offers everything from jewelry to pottery.

School Budget Gets Hearing
Jamesburg Board of Education to hold public budget hearing next week.

Remembering Stanley Lester as a Friend
Stanley J. Lester remembered for his outstanding work ethic.

Borough Library Learns to Change with Times
Jamesburg library is becoming more technological.

Council Eyes Tax Increase
Size, mandated spending tying Jamesburg's hands.

Mother Eyes in Write-In Slot
Resident hoping to fill open seat on school board.

Resident Joins Jamesburg Board Race as Write-In
A borough resident has stepped up to fill a vacant slot on the Board of Education election ballot.

Science Fiction Writer Discusses, Signs Books
The Jamesburg Historical Association invited the author Russel Like
for a discussion of his novels and a book signing at Lakeview.

District Sports Back on Table
Jamesburg Board of Education unveils 2005-2006 budget,including after school and sports programs.

Resident Support Behind Decision
Board agrees with community requests for after school programs to go into preliminary budget.

Two Charged in Fight
An argument between two men leads to their arrest.

Programs Back in Place, But School Taxes to Rise
The lack of additional state aid is being blamed for a 10.6-cent increase
in the school tax rate for the coming year.

Jamesburg Seeks One School Board Candidate
Two people file to run for three seats in April 19 election.

Snow Taking Tolls in Jamesburg, Monroe
Timing of winter storms and predictions of more
to come are troubling, local officials say.

Borough Looking to Fight Poverty
Mayor appoints 12-person Human Relations Committee.

Borough Sees Potential for 18.6-cent Tax Increase
Borough Council is hoping state aid will help offset tax impact.

No One Steps up for Third Available Seat
Two file to run for three seats on Jamesburg board.

Jamesburg Police Deal Gets the Nod
Borough Council approves new three-year contract.

Aid Loss Hits Jamesburg Budget
As introduced, municipal spending plan carries 20 percent tax rate increase.

Young Inventors Show their Innovation
JFK students proudly display their inventions during annual convention.

Conrail Potholes to be Fixed
Gatzmer Ave potholes to be repaired by Spring.

Borough Eyes Tax Increase
Council hopes to get state aid.

Jamesburg to Address Strain on Food Pantry
Mayor spearheads formation of committee to study growing need.

It's a Presidential Party
Barbara Peters came to Jamesburg on Sunday from Nanuet, N.Y.,
to learn about her ancestors.

Presidents to Join in Birthday Celebration
Buckelew Mansion parties with Abraham Lincoln
and George Washington in honor of Presidents Day.

Man Nabbed on Theft Charges
Man caughter after embezzling more than $100,000 from former employer.

Police on Loan to Helmetta
Temporary interlocal service to aid shortage of help.

Cupboard Shelves are Filling Slowly
Jamesburg Presbyterian Church's Deacons Food Pantry's
shelves are slowly starting to be filled with canned goods.

Knights Holding Court
Church group set for membership drive.

Framers' Show a Fantasy Come True
Framer finds little treasures within a collection of a Concordia artist's works.

Cameras Sought to Stop Dumping
Cameras to be placed at Department of Public Works building and operate 24 hours a day.

Sewer Hike Rate Gets the OK
Borough hopes rate increase will help pay sewage costs
while saving money for maintenance and planned improvements.

Borough Math Results on the Rise
New Jersey Schools Report cards show an increase in Jamesburg students' math proficiency.

Helmetta gets Help with Police Shortage
Helmetta’s streets are being patrolled at full strength in spite of a suddenly short-handed police force.

Jamesburg gets Funds for Radio Equipment.
The borough has received $100,000 in federal funding to upgrade its emergency communications equipment.

Musicians Living the Fun, but Hard, Life
Jamesburg thrash-rockers mudBox enjoy the climb to success.

Students Know It's Safety First
JFK Safety Patrol are role models for their fellow students.

Money Marked for New Radios
Borough takes steps to acquire new radios for police and fire departments.

Borough Sewer Fees on the Rise
Rate increase to offset a rate hike by MUA.

Borough Needs People to Shovel Snow
Ordinance requires snow to be shoveled within 48 hours after storm.

Digging out from a Winter Blast
Slowly but surely, Monroe and Jamesburg get back to normal.

Borough Eyes Helping Needy
New committee to address concerns of needy.

New Contract For Dispatchers
Police, borough work on deal.

Jamesburg Food Pantry Short on Supplies
Pantry in need of canned meats, fruit juice, cereal and pasta among many other items.

Appearance is Everything at Tattoo Shop
10,000 tattoos later, artist is still going strong.

Police Move in on Grafitti Artists
Police believe a series of graffiti incidents that have taken place across the borough since
the beginning of the year are the work of the same local teenager or small group of teens.

Mayor Speaks on '05 Goals for Jamesburg
Barbara Carpenter and John Longo Jr. were sworn in to their
second consecutive three-year terms on the Borough Council.

Council Organizes for 2005
New council sworn in.

Borough Gets State Help with Drunken Driver Fight
Municipal to crack down on drunken driving.

Background Checks Required for Coaches
Jamesburg program partially funded by Kanka foundation.

Historic House Needs A Helping Hand
As age begins to take its toll on Buckelew Mansion,
Jamesburg Historical Associationis looking to repair the home's damage.

Man Flees Following Accident
Jamesburg resident charged with heroine possession.

Council Looks Ahead to 2005
Barbara Carpenter and John Longo Jr. look forward to the beginning
of their second terms on council.

Two Jamesburg Teachers Win Grants
Grants to fund program to teach children how to master the art of saving money.

Deli Owner Wary Over Competitor
Prospective business has owner worried.

Clergy to Share Christmas Message
Clergy put the 'Christ' back into Christmas.

Borough Set to Screen Coaches
Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation program approved by Borough Council.

Holiday Decor: Image I | Image II
Holiday lights greet travellers on Half Acre Road.

Holiday Wonders
A horse-drawn carriage takes riders through downtown Jamesburg
last Thursday evening as part of the holiday event.

Dedicated to Helping the Needy
Realtor honored with 2004 Good Neighbor Award.

Local Man Charged in PA Killing
Jamesburg man taken into custody.

Good Lunch and Good Food are Keys to Success
New deli a hot spot for the perfect breakfast and lunch-break fare.

Gas Station Hits a Snag
Borough says owner deviated from plans that got the nod.

PTA Seeking Toys for Families in Need
Give-A-Holiday Committee helps spread holiday cheer area children.

Business Card Display featured at Lakeview
Local businesses from the first half of the 20th century may be gone,
but they are not forgotten.

Tree Lighting on Tap
Santa to arrive at Veterans Park.

GMB Bingo Night Brings in More than just Money
GMB Student Council raises money, food for area families in need.

SERV Center to Open in 2005
SERV Center receives final approval.

Jamesburg Re-Created in Unique Art Project
Third-graders offered insight into borough’s history.

It all Adds up at JFK
Students crunch numbers with the help of hand held computers.

Borough, County Talk Traffic Signal
Three concept plans for treacherous intersection reviewed.

Jamesburg to Regulate Seasonal Businesses
Residents looking to open seasonal shops in residential areas
will soon have to get approval from the borough.

Kanka Fund is Paying for Background Checks
The borough will be the first town in Middlesex County to participate in a new children’s safety program.

New Timetable for Traffic Light
Completion date for light moved up.

Honoring American Veterans
Veterans gather to celebrate life, freedom and their fellow servicemen and women.

Area Groups Set to Help the Needy
Holiday helpers collect food for those in need.

Business Finds Home on Railroad Avenue
Local stylist finds her dream home to open salon.

Students See Red Over Drug Use
Students learn to say no to drugs.

Democrats Win in Jamesburg
Carpenter, Longo Jr. re-elected to Borough Council.

Borough Gets Sidewalk Help
Borough to receive funding to replace damaged sidewalks.

Doctors Making House Calls
Jamesburg Doctors say house calls a big hit with those who need in-home care.

Area Veterans Celebrate Their Own
Event at Veterans' Park in Jamesburg to honor area veterans.

GMB Students Learn to Deal with Parents
The tables are turned as students get the chance to learn 'parental management.'

Hairstylist Opens Shop in Historic Borough House
Local woman finds dream home, business all in the same place.

Voters Re-Elect Democrats in Jamesburg
Carpenter, Longo edge out challengers in close race.

Jamesburg Backs Democrats for Council
Incumbents win in borough to maintain 5-1 majority.

High School Friends Ride Down Memory Lane
Jamesburg alumni celebrate good times.

GMB's Mobile Computer Lab
Jamesburg school integrates more computers into students' classroom experience.

Police Offer Fingerprinting
Police Department offers to fingerprint, videotape
Jamesburg fourth-graders to help identify them if abducted.

Hopefuls Talk Revenue, Taxes
Candidates discuss their top priorities for council.

Autumn Ushers in Halloween Festivities
Jamesburg gets ready to celebrate Halloween.

Renovations to Church Move Ahead
Demolition of the 151-year-old church begins.

Crime Rates Lowest Among County's Lowest
Jamesburg and Monroe boast some of Middlesex's lowest crime rates.

Four Talk Taxes, Safety, and Quality of Life Issues
Two council seats up for grabs in Jamesburg.

GMB Engineering a Love of Math
Eighth-graders learn how algebra applies to everyday life.

Borough Streetscapes Get a Boost
Borough awarded $70,000 for phase two of its downtown Streetscapes project.

Hopefuls Talk Development
Borough Council Candidates share viewpoints on development.

Borough Flu Clinics Cancelled
Jamesburg cancels flu clinis due to nationwide shortage.

Traffic Light to Bring Respite in Jamesburg
Local drivers growing weary of navigating the brain-teasing intersection of
Gatzmer, Lincoln and Railroad avenues in Jamesburg have reason to be encouraged.

Jamesburg Gets Grant to Imporve Downtown
Efforts to improve the borough’s downtown area can continue
thanks to a grant from the state Department of Community Affairs.

Council Hopefuls Discuss Issues
An introduction to the four candidates seeking council seats in Jamesburg.

Students, Parents, and Town Leaders March to School
Jamesburg students, parents, community leaders and citizens
take to the streets as part of Walk Our Children to School Day.

Resident Dies in Car Crash
Jamesburg man killed in crash near Monroe-Helmetta border.

County Studying Traffic Light
Upgrades planned for Lincoln/Gatzmer/Railroad intersection.

Man Jailed for Hit and Run
Jamesburg man gets four years in prison for hit and run on June 10, 2003.

Buckelew Day Brings Borough History to Life
Jamesburg Historical Association celebrates 25th anniversary.

After School Soccer Saved
Basketball funding still up in the air.

Making Friends on the First Day
Kindergarteners get the feel for school.

Cash Being Raised for School Programs
After a summer of raising money for local after-school sports programs,
the school year began this week with the programs intact.

Schools Set for Students
Jamesburg administrators set goals for the upcoming school year.

A Day for Borough History
Civil War reenactors and tours of Jamesburg set for Buckelew Day's September 11 celebration.

Historian Has Passion for Jamesburg
Tom Bodall is honorary borough historian.

Traffic Light Finally Done
Intersection upgrades come after six years of waiting.

Jamesburg is Getting More Money for Park
The borough will have an additional $150,425 in grant money to put the
finishing touches on the park off Augusta Street.

After School Sports Teams in Jeopardy
Fund-raising shortfall endangers programs.

Motorcycle Night to Aid First Aid Squad
Electra Glide In Blue on Aug. 30.

Borough Business Man Dies
A. Charles "Duke" DiBrizzi owned pizzeria, ice cream shop.

Borough Bans Scooters
Borough council voted unanimously.

Student Carves His Own Piece of History
19-year-old being named Jamesburg’s town historian.

Police Using Bike Patrol During Summer Months
Borough police have been out patrolling the streets and sidewalks on bicycles this summer.

Keeping Their English Fresh
Summer ESL course helps students keep up.

Jamesburg Hosting Street Fair
Tonkery Street Fair to light up West Railroad Avenue.

Community Pitches in for Food Pantry
Need still exists at Jamesburg Presbyterian Church's Deacon's Food Pantry.

Middlesex County Dog Park is Dedicated
If wagging tails were translated to applause, officials in Jamesburg would have had a standing ovation
yesterday at the official dedication of the county dog park located in Thompson Park.

Dog Park Set for Official Grand Opening
Thompson Park run to open Monday, August 9.

Jamesburg Senior Citizens Slates Meetings, Trips
Jamesburg Senior Citizens, 39 Stevens Ave., will sponsor a variety of upcoming events.

Pantry is in Desperate Need
Deacon's pantry low on supplies.

Borough Bills Delayed
Jamesburg residents' third quarter bill postponed until September.

Borough Sets Hearing on Proposed Scooter Ban
Officials have seen surge in use of scooters during warm months.

Jamesburg Police Ready to Roll Out
Patrol officers hit streets via bicycle.

Borough Taxes Remain Stable
Jamesburg residents won't see increase in municipal tax.

Clam Bake Charity Planned for Library
Jamesburg Civic Association raises money for Jamesburg Library.

Council Eyes Scooter Ban
Borough cites safety concerns.

Jamesburg Avoids Tax Rise Second Straight Year
For the second consecutive year, there will be no municipal tax increase.

Framers Experiencing Artistic Renaissance
Local frame shop expands arts education program.

Church Helps Ease the Pain of Divorce
Hope Bible Church in Jamesburg offers a Divorce Care support group.

Donations Sought for After School Programs
Jamesburg schools need $23,000 to keep activities available.

Hot Rods Cruise into Town
Cruise night scheduled for July 16.

A Call for Help
Donations needed for school programs.

Towns Ready for 4th of July Celebration
Jamesburg and Monroe hosts Independence Day fireworks display.

Big Top Event Comes to Jamesburg
Circus comes to John F. Kennedy School.

GMB Students Get Some Good Advice
Superintendent tells students about the importance of character.

Borough Hires Patrol Officer
Robert Caltabellatta becomes full time member of the force.

Borough Artist on Display at Gorgaud
Linda Collura's sculptures, paintings and drawings showcased in Cranbury.

Jamesburg Force to Grow to Thirteen Police Officers
The borough’s police force is expected to soon be expanded.

Jamesburg to Mark Old High School Site
25 years after it was closed, alumni are still singing its praises.

Fiddleheads Restaurant Gets New Owners
New owners plan to keep menu for a while.

Reliving Jamesburg High School's Last Days
Jamesburg High School plaque dedication attracts alumni from near and far.

Jamesburg to Mark Old High School Site
25 years after it was closed, alumni are still singing its praises.

Church Set for Musical Celebration
Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg celebrates 150 years.

Marching in Honor of America's Fallen
Jamesburg hosts annual parade and celebration.

Cash Needed For Athletics
Tight purse strings could make after-school athletics in Jamesburg a mere memory, say school officials.

Borough Eyes Scooter Ban
Borough looks to ban electric scooter use.

Local Scouts Attain Eagle Rank
Scott Modzelewski, 18, of Monroe, and Tom Taylor, 18, of Jamesburg, were both honored for their
achievements during a recent luncheon hosted by the Monroe Township Knights of Columbus Post 6336.

Buckelew Mansion Eligible for Repair Grants
Lease agreement will allow repairs and improvements to be made.

Student Inventors Show Their Genius
JFK students volunteered their time to participate in invention convention.

Council Divided on Revitalization Plan
Jamesburg officials narrowly passed a resolution last week in support of a new business incentive plan.

Emergency Dispatchers to Unionize in Jamesburg
Borough officials voted unanimously last week in support of a plan for emergency dispatchers to form a union.

Business Zone Shouldn't Affect Aid, Says Assemblyman
A proposed Borough Enterprise Zone shouldn't hurt state aid, says Assemblyman Bill Baroni.

Jamesburg Voters Support Budget
Voters approved the borough's schools spending plan for the first time in three years, Tuesday.

Borough Council Hopefuls Announced
The candidates of both parties have no opposition on the ballot in their June primary elections and are on schedule to represent their parties in the November general election.

Enterprise Proposal Questioned
Some Council Members uneasy about proposal to make Jamesburg a Borough Enterprise Zone.

Jamesburg Candidates Say District Needs More Aid
Unopposed incumbents say state aid is not up to par.

Downtown Incentives
Bill would mean benefits for borough businesses.

Borough School Plan Calls for Small Tax Hike
Board approves budget with 1.1 percent increase in taxes.

Police Officers Get Promotions
Four officers promoted, dispatcher hired.

Jamesburg School Plan Increasing
$10.5 million school budget to be introduced Monday.

Squad Eyes Ambulance
Vehicle to join aging fleet.

Enrollment Up At Jamesburg Schools
New Jersey School Report Card shows students are on the rise and 100 percent of classrooms are internet ready.

JFK Students Read the Day Away
Students participate in Read Across America

Best Selling Author Featured At Library
Mystery writer, Mary Jane Clark to be at Jamesburg library this Saturday.

Borough Waits for More Aid
Jamesburg to wait until the middle of the year to see if state will give extraordinary aid.

Jamesburg Gets Increase In Aid
Borough sees three percent increase in state aid.

School Ballots Filled
Three incumbents running unopposed in Jamesburg and four candidates on ballot in Monroe.

Recycling Costs on the Rise
Jamesburg to pay over $20,000 more for recycling program.

Wild Workout at Curves
Owner's second area gym growing by leaps and bounds.

Firemen Fighting Funding Cuts
U.S Representative Rush Holt and Central Jersey fire officials protest cuts federal funding.

Borough Fire Plan Approved
Voters elect Dina Walker to Board of Fire Commissioners and approve budget.

Borough Eyes Shelter for Emergencies
Fire department wants changes made to station to make it an emergency shelter.

Borough Fire Plan on Ballot
Jamesburg residents to decide on fire commissioner and budget.

Borough PTA Short on Funds
PTA looks for ways to raise more money.

Mardi Gras Coming to Lincoln Avenue
Portion of proceeds from Chamber of Commerce event to go to fund a scholarship for MTHS senior.

Coach Looks Back on JHS Successes
Coach Richard Matteo looks back at his career as a coach and athletic director.

Jamesburg Students Get Creative In Classroom
Splitting the atom and learning via streaming Web site.

Armored Truck Turned into Tactical Vehicle for Police
A new tactical vehicle belonging to borough police is the product of a somewhat unusual collaboration between the department and the inmates at the New Jersey Training School in neighboring Monroe Township.

Residents of NJTS Refurbish Tactical Unit Truck for Township
Truck to make debut at Memorial Day Parade.

Man About the Town, Jamesburg Mayor Likens his Borough to ‘one big family’
A day in the life of Jamesburg Mayor Tony LaMantia.

Plans OK’d to Turn Former Town hall into Preschool
Applicant responds to board’s concern by changing entrance area.

Borough Clears Patrolman on Three of Four Charges
Borough Patrolman Louis Hornberger, who was suspended with pay in October, will be able to return to work after a five-day suspension without pay, according to Borough Attorney Frederick Raffetto..

$125K Pedestrian Grant will Pay for Road and Sidewalk Work
Road and sidewalk improvements planned for Sheridan, Sherman and Stockton streets..

All-Democrat Council Looks to Improve Downtown Area
Traffic light at Perrineville Road and Forsgate Drive expected in 2002.

Jamesburg to Improve Dangerous Intersection
One of the most dangerous and confusing intersections in the county may soon be made safer by the addition of a traffic light.

Jamesburg Mayor DiPierro Exits Borough Stage
Man of the town will head to family in Florida.

100 Years Going Strong
Jamesburg Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 100 years.

Fire Department Reaches Century Mark
Town will celebrate 100th anniversary with parade on Saturday.

Borough Fought Plans
State Board Approves Home for Mentally Ill.

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